Wendy A Sword

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infan
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton T6G 1C9 AB, Canada
    Trials 15:72. 2014
  2. pmc Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, Canada
    Trials 15:3. 2014
  3. pmc Implementing stakeholder-informed research in the substance abuse treatment sector: strategies used by Connections, a Canadian knowledge translation and exchange project
    Joanna Henderson
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 80 Workman Way, Toronto M6J 1H4, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 9:21. 2014
  4. ncbi A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, Ontario L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:334. 2014
  5. pmc Barriers, motivators and facilitators related to prenatal care utilization among inner-city women in Winnipeg, Canada: a case-control study
    Maureen I Heaman
    College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 89 Curry Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:227. 2014
  6. pmc Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: instrument development and testing
    Maureen I Heaman
    College of Nursing and Departments of Community Health Sciences and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 89 Curry Place, Winnipeg R3T 2N2, Manitoba, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:188. 2014
  7. pmc Reporting of feasibility factors in publications on integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a systematic review and analysis
    Joanna Henderson
    Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:37. 2012
  8. pmc Integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues: A systematic review of studies reporting on parenting outcomes
    Alison Niccols
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 280 Holbrook Building, McMaster Children s Hospital Chedoke Site, Hamilton, Ontario, Box 2000 L9N 3Z5, Canada
    Harm Reduct J 9:14. 2012
  9. pmc Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: a qualitative descriptive study
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:29. 2012
  10. ncbi The complexity of postpartum mental health and illness: a critical realist study
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Nurs Inq 19:51-62. 2012

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Publications36

  1. pmc Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infan
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton T6G 1C9 AB, Canada
    Trials 15:72. 2014
    ..Without treatment, poor prenatal mental health can persist for years and impact future maternal, child, and family well-being...
  2. pmc Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, Canada
    Trials 15:3. 2014
    ..Identifying screening and assessment tools and procedures that are acceptable to both women and service providers, cost-effective, and clinically useful is needed...
  3. pmc Implementing stakeholder-informed research in the substance abuse treatment sector: strategies used by Connections, a Canadian knowledge translation and exchange project
    Joanna Henderson
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 80 Workman Way, Toronto M6J 1H4, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 9:21. 2014
    ....
  4. ncbi A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, Ontario L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:334. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the GPC experience of women and care providers in a lower risk group of women than often has been previously studied...
  5. pmc Barriers, motivators and facilitators related to prenatal care utilization among inner-city women in Winnipeg, Canada: a case-control study
    Maureen I Heaman
    College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 89 Curry Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:227. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify barriers, motivators and facilitators related to use of prenatal care among women living in these inner-city neighborhoods...
  6. pmc Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: instrument development and testing
    Maureen I Heaman
    College of Nursing and Departments of Community Health Sciences and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 89 Curry Place, Winnipeg R3T 2N2, Manitoba, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:188. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and test a new instrument, the Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire (QPCQ)...
  7. pmc Reporting of feasibility factors in publications on integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a systematic review and analysis
    Joanna Henderson
    Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:37. 2012
    ..Researcher attention to the applicability of findings to applied settings also has increased. Much less attention, however, has been paid to intervention feasibility, an issue important to applied settings...
  8. pmc Integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues: A systematic review of studies reporting on parenting outcomes
    Alison Niccols
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 280 Holbrook Building, McMaster Children s Hospital Chedoke Site, Hamilton, Ontario, Box 2000 L9N 3Z5, Canada
    Harm Reduct J 9:14. 2012
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  9. pmc Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: a qualitative descriptive study
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:29. 2012
    ..We report on the derivation of themes resulting from this first step of questionnaire development...
  10. ncbi The complexity of postpartum mental health and illness: a critical realist study
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Nurs Inq 19:51-62. 2012
    ..These factors and processes did not exist in isolation and the interplay among them in influencing health was apparent. More research is needed to explore the effects of these mechanisms in different contexts...
  11. pmc Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:29. 2011
    ....
  12. pmc Maternal substance use and integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a meta-analysis
    Karen Milligan
    Integra, 25 Imperial Street, Toronto, ON, M5P 1B9, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:21. 2010
    ..This synthesis and meta-analysis reviews research in this important and growing area of treatment...
  13. pmc Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey
    Christine Kurtz Landy
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street W, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:203. 2008
    ....
  14. pmc Implementation of a health care policy: an analysis of barriers and facilitators to practice change
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:53. 2005
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine how a health policy initiative was implemented in two different parts of a health care system and to analyze the barriers and facilitators to achieving practice change...
  15. pmc A cross-sectional study of early identification of postpartum depression: implications for primary care providers from The Ontario Mother & Infant Survey
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:5. 2002
    ..In particular, this paper looks at a subgroup of women who score >or= 12 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Survey (EPDS)...
  16. ncbi Understanding newborn infant readmission: findings of the Ontario Mother and Infant Survey
    W A Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences 3N25G, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
    Can J Public Health 92:196-200. 2001
    ..The study findings suggest that there is a complex relationship between infant health care needs, family resources and provider practices that produces clinically important, site-specific readmission patterns...
  17. pmc "New Choices" for women with addictions: perceptions of program participants
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, HSc 3N25G McMaster University, 1200 Main Street, West Hamilton, Ontario L9N 3Z5 Canada
    BMC Public Health 4:10. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi Baccalaureate nursing students' attitudes toward poverty: implications for nursing curricula
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, HSc 3N25, Faculty Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    J Nurs Educ 43:13-9. 2004
    ..Thoughtful critique of poverty-related issues and interpersonal contact may be effective strategies to foster attitude change...
  19. ncbi Is mode of delivery associated with postpartum depression at 6 weeks: a prospective cohort study
    W Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BJOG 118:966-77. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between delivery mode and postpartum depression at 6 weeks following hospital discharge...
  20. ncbi Predictors of acceptance of a postpartum public health nurse home visit: findings from an Ontario survey
    Wendy A Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 97:191-6. 2006
    ..To determine 1) rates of offer and uptake of a home visit provided through Ontario's universal Hospital Stay and Postpartum Home Visiting Program, and 2) predictors of acceptance of a home visit...
  21. pmc The Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III: a multi-site cohort study of the impact of delivery method on health, service use, and costs of care in the first postpartum year
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:16. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi Nursing alumni as student mentors: nurturing professional growth
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Nurse Educ Today 22:427-32. 2002
    ....
  23. ncbi Women's care-seeking experiences after referral for postpartum depression
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 18:1161-73. 2008
    ..These findings can be used to guide clinical practice and service provision...
  24. ncbi The impact of a new universal postpartum program on breastfeeding outcomes
    Debbie Sheehan
    Family Health Division, City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Dundas, ON, Canada
    J Hum Lact 22:398-408. 2006
    ..Discontinuation before 4 weeks postdischarge was associated with maternal attitudes toward breastfeeding, formula feeding or supplementation in hospital, infant readmission, and use of walk-in clinics for infant care...
  25. ncbi Learning needs of postpartum women: does socioeconomic status matter?
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Birth 32:86-92. 2005
    ..This study's aim was to examine women's concerns at the time of hospital discharge and unmet learning needs as self-identified at 4 weeks after discharge...
  26. ncbi Problem-based learning online: perceptions of health science students
    Ruta K Valaitis
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:231-52. 2005
    ..Although online PBL can work effectively, tutors and students need to develop online literacy skills to smooth their transition to an online PBL environment...
  27. ncbi Prenatal care use among women of low income: a matter of "taking care of self"
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
    Qual Health Res 13:319-32. 2003
    ..Women weigh the pros and cons when deciding whether to access prenatal care, and then take charge, ultimately making a decision in terms of its meaning for self...
  28. ncbi Adolescents' perceptions of inpatient postpartum nursing care
    Wendy E Peterson
    Clinical Health Sciences Nursing program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 17:201-12. 2007
    ..These findings illustrate the value of qualitative inquiry for understanding patients' satisfaction with care, can be used for self-reflection, and have implications for nursing education programs...
  29. ncbi The experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged postpartum women in the first 4 weeks at home
    Christine Kurtz Landy
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 19:194-206. 2009
    ..Knowledge of SED women's situated experiences is vital to the development of health policies and services that will truly meet their needs...
  30. ncbi Postpartum health, service needs, and access to care experiences of immigrant and Canadian-born women
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:717-27. 2006
    ..To describe immigrant women's postpartum health, service needs, access to services, and service use during the first 4 weeks following hospital discharge compared to women born in Canada...
  31. ncbi Exploring breast-feeding self-efficacy
    Dawn Kingston
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 21:207-15. 2007
    ..The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the influence of efficacy-enhancing experiences on breast-feeding self-efficacy...
  32. ncbi Implementation, uptake, and impact of a provincial postpartum program
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:60-82. 2004
    ..This study raises questions about the utility of the postpartum program as currently implemented and highlights the need for further research...
  33. ncbi Online discussions with pregnant and parenting adolescents: perspectives and possibilities
    Ruta K Valaitis
    School of Nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Promot Pract 6:464-71. 2005
    ..With careful planning and design, online communications can result in mutual benefits for researchers, service providers, and pregnant and parenting adolescents...
  34. ncbi The Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales: a valid measure of maternal satisfaction with inpatient postpartum nursing care
    Wendy E Peterson
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 52:672-81. 2005
    ..To test the validity of The Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales as measures of patient satisfaction with nursing care in an inpatient postpartum unit...